Keith Ramon Bogans (born May 12, 1980) is an American former basketball player currently working as an assistant coach for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Kentucky.
Bogans with the Chicago Bulls
|League||NBA G League|
|Born||May 12, 1980|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||DeMatha Catholic|
|NBA draft||2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Number||3, 10, 6, 4|
|2009–2010||San Antonio Spurs|
|2012–2013||New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets|
|2017–present||Westchester Knicks (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
- 1 School and college career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 Coaching career
- 4 Awards
- 5 NBA career statistics
- 6 References
- 7 External links
School and college careerEdit
Bogans attended The Langley School in McLean, Virginia and DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, and was an All-American first team honoree in his senior year. He was coached by Morgan Wootten, leading DeMatha to a 34–1 record and a number three national ranking in 1999. He was recruited by the University of Kentucky, and was a four-year starter for the Wildcats under coach Tubby Smith. In his senior year at UK, he led the 2002–03 Wildcats to a 16–0 sweep of the Southeastern Conference and the SEC Tournament title, finishing with an Elite Eight run in the NCAA Tournament. He was an All-American as a college senior when he averaged 15.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.2 steals. He was also 80-for-209 from three-point range. His illustrious collegiate career ended as he limped off the court at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, after playing the game on a severely sprained ankle. The Wildcats ended up losing to Dwyane Wade's Marquette squad in the Elite 8.
Bogans was chosen in the second round with the 43rd pick in the 2003 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, but was traded to the Orlando Magic on draft day. Bogans started in half of the games he played in his rookie season, averaging 6.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
The Magic traded Bogans to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Brandon Hunter on November 1, 2004. Bogans continued his development as a player for the Bobcats in the 2004–05 season, starting in 42 of his 76 games and averaging 9.6 points per game.
On February 9, 2006, Bogans was traded to the Rockets for Lonny Baxter. Chuck Hayes and Gerald Fitch, Bogans' former teammates at the University of Kentucky, along with himself, were all at one point members of the Rockets (although Fitch never actually played as he was released).
Second stint with OrlandoEdit
On November 22, 2008, Bogans, starting his first game of 2008–09 season, broke his thumb on his non-shooting hand in a game against the Houston Rockets. He was expected to miss 4–6 weeks. However, he had the cast on his thumb removed on December 3 and  returned two days later on December 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, scoring 9 points in 26 minutes.
On February 5, 2009, Bogans was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks for guard Tyronn Lue and cash. Bogans played only 29 games for the Bucks before leaving. In those 29 games Bogans averaged 6.0 points per game.
San Antonio SpursEdit
Bogans signed with the San Antonio Spurs in September 2009. During the 2009–10 regular season with the Spurs, Bogans scored a season-high of 17 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 13, 2010. Bogans only played one season with the Spurs. He played 79 games and started in 50 games.
Bogans signed with the Chicago Bulls on August 11, 2010. During the 2010–11 regular season, Bogans was a starter for the Bulls, and averaged 4.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 82 games. Though his statistics were considered modest for a starter, coach Tom Thibodeau praised Bogans' defense, saying "If he's guarding you, you know he's guarding you. He's going to make you work. He's a physical player." Bogans said about his offense that people "need to understand that's not why I'm here. I'm on the floor with Luol (Deng), Derrick (Rose), Carlos (Boozer)... there aren't a lot of shots for me and [reserve center] Kurt (Thomas)."
Bogans also scored 15 points in the fifth game of the first playoff series against the Indiana Pacers where the Bulls guaranteed their pass to the second round. The Bulls made it to the Eastern Conference Finals, where they lost to the Miami Heat. Bogans played and started in all postseason games.
On December 9, 2011, facing a $1.73 million option for 2011–12, the Bulls called Bogans off the court minutes before the first practice of the NBA season. The Bulls decided to hold out as long as they could regarding their decision on Bogans' contract, because they were waiting to see how the rest of the market for shooting guards was. On December 16, 2011, Bogans was waived by the Bulls.
New Jersey / Brooklyn NetsEdit
On February 1, 2012, Bogans signed with the New Jersey Nets. Bogans was injured contesting a dunk by Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe on February 8, 2012, tearing a deltoid ligament. He was waived by the team on February 14, 2012, after playing five games.
On July 19, 2012, he re-signed with the Nets for the 2012–13 season. Bogans played in 74 games in 2012–13, starting in 23 of them. He averaged 4.2 points per game.
On July 12, 2013, Bogans was signed and traded to the Boston Celtics as part of a blockbuster deal that sent Celtics stars Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to the Nets. On January 14, 2014, he was excused from the team indefinitely due to personal reasons.
On September 25, 2014, Bogans was traded, along with two future second-round picks, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for John Lucas III, Erik Murphy, Dwight Powell, Malcolm Thomas and the Cavaliers' 2016 and 2017 second-round picks. On September 27, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers, along with a 2018 second-round pick, in exchange for a 2015 protected second-round pick. On October 7, 2014, he was waived by the 76ers.
In July 2015, Bogans joined the Portland Trail Blazers for the 2015 NBA Summer League. At age 35, he was the oldest player at the tournament, but he averaged just 0.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in four games.
On January 29, 2016, Bogans was acquired by the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League. He made his debut for Westchester later that night in a 128–117 loss to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, recording two rebounds in 12 minutes.
- 2002–03 Third Team All-American by Associated Press
- 2002–03 SEC Player of the Year by coaches
- 2002–03 All-SEC First Team
- 2002–03 SEC Tournament MVP
- 2000–01 Second Team All-SEC by Associated Press
- 2000–01 Second Team All-SEC by coaches
- 2000–01 SEC Tournament MVP
- 2000–01 SEC All-Tournament Team
- 1999–00 All-SEC Freshman Team
- 1998–99 McDonald's All-American
- 1998–99 Parade All-American
NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Congratulations to Keith Bogans, Wildcats Hall of Fame! Archived February 24, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
- "Bogans inducted into UK Athletics Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Magic Sign Free Agent Keith Bogans, Orlando Magic home page, July 13, 2006
- Yao has 22 points, 13 rebounds as Rockets snap Magic streak at five
- Bogans, Magic's top reserve, to miss 4-6 weeks with broken thumb
- Howard leads Magic past Timberwolves 100-89
- Thunder-Magic Preview
- Thunder 89, Magic 98 - Box score
- Hotbox Sports - Keith Bogans - Fantasy Basketball Profile Archived April 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- Magic acquire point guard Lue
- Stephens, Tim (February 5, 2009). "Orlando Magic trade Keith Bogans for former Magic guard Tyronn Lue". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on February 7, 2009. Retrieved February 5, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Spurs obtain journeyman guard Bogans[permanent dead link]. Retrieved on September 22, 2009.
- Spurs rout T-Wolves, avoid 8th seed in West on Yahoo! Sports; Weber, Paul (April 13, 2010)
- Bulls sign guard Keith Bogans
- Bogans scores points with coaches, teammates on Chicago Tribune; Johnson, K.C. (January 30, 2011)
- Bulls win 7th straight, are alone atop East race on Yahoo! Sports (March 15, 2011)
- Rose, Bulls eliminate Pacers, 116-89 on Yahoo! Sports (April 27, 2011)
- "Heat stage late comeback to advance to NBA Finals, eliminate Bulls". espn.com. ESPN.
- Source: Bulls sit Keith Bogans
- BULLS WAIVE GUARD KEITH BOGANS
- Nets sign guard Keith Bogans
- "Injury-plagued Nets sign F Andre Emmett to 10-day contract". Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Brooklyn Nets sign Keith Bogans". Archived from the original on February 19, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- "Celtics Complete Trade With Brooklyn Nets". NBA.com. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
- Bogans excused from C's indefinitely
- Cavs Complete Trade with Boston
- Cavs Complete Trade with Philadelphia
- Sixers Sign Two Players
- Following Year Off, Bogans "Just Happy to be Back" in Basketball
- Keith Bogans Embodies The Summer League Spirit
- Westchester Knicks Acquire Keith Bogans
- "Fourth Quarter Run Lifts Skyforce Over Knicks". NBA.com. January 30, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
- "Westchester Knicks Announce Coaching Staff Additions". Westchester Knicks. October 25, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2017.